@Anthony C They had some ideas, and I made some suggestions, but the ball is in their court to find and implement the best one. They do want to address these issues in a way that helps those of us feeling this pain, they just have to find the right route to take.
My question is why is that only being addressed now, when all these things were complained about loudly during beta?
The answer during beta was that backwards compatibility has never been guaranteed and this was no different than changes made in the past ...or at least that is how I heard it...
But the did not sit well with me as it was very different from my experience with new releases in the previous 18 years using the product.
But at an even more basic level, should not what the reaction to these issues would be, have been obvious to them even before beta testing started?
Taken all together It seems the concern on Xojo Inc's part happened only after the reaction upon release... and if that is so, I find it very troubling that they did not understand their user base and the product ecosystem well enough to know to expect it...
And if they did not, what does that say about them understanding our needs and where we need the product to go? At one time I very much trusted in that... so much so that I renewed my license for 5 or 6 years upfront (don't recall exactly). Now i am no longer so sure.
At least generally, would not that understanding be a significant factor in helping make Xojo more successful?